Explore the remarkable ODI career and accomplishments of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, one of India's greatest cricket icons. Discover Dhoni's records, milestones, and lasting impact on the sport.

Ms Dhoni has been one of the most successful captains in India. His records in all formats are excellent. Talking about his ODI career, Ms Dhoni has remarkable feats and stats in ODI format. His debut in the ODI was in the year 2004. Dhoni has played 350 ODI matches with a total of 10773 runs. Ms Dhoni as a player has broken many records for the Indian team. Plus he has some records that are unbreakable in Indian team history. Here we will explore everything about MS Dhoni’s ODI career records in detail. Let’s have a look at them.

Ms Dhoni’s Captaincy Impact on the Indian Team

By far MS Dhoni is considered as the most successful captain of the Indian Team. He has made India win all three important ICC trophies. He has captained the Indian side and won the T20 World Cup in 2007, the ODI World Cup in 2011, and the Champions Trophy in 2013. This record of MS Dhoni is still unbeaten and no Indian captain has won all three ICC trophies yet.

Talking about the impact of MS Dhoni’s leadership on the Indian Team. He was the most calm, cool, and composed Indian captain. He is also known as the “Captain Cool”. His strength was to be the coolest and calmest in every given situation and make the right decision. Due to this quality, India was always on a winning streak under MS Dhoni’s leadership. Each player whether batter or bowler performed very well under his guidance and advice on the field. He was always the first person to back the players regardless of their performances. Every player who has played under his leadership speaks highly of his captaincy style. 

Moreover, not only was he a good captain but a good player too. His wicket-keeping skills and stumping speed are unmatchable in the whole world. He used to do brilliant work behind the stumps and his review-taking system was always on point. MS Dhoni is also known as “The Finisher”. As he has been an exceptional hitter in the death or last overs of the match. It is better to say that MS Dhoni has been the best and the most successful Indian captain and no one can match his leadership tactics.

MS Dhoni’s ODI Career Records

  • Matches played: 350
  • Innings: 297
  • Total Runs: 10773
  • Highest Score:183*
  • Average: 50.57
  • Strike Rate: 87.56 
  • 100s: 10
  • 50: 73
  • 6s: 229
  • 4s: 829
  • Not outs: 83
  • Stumpings: 123

Ms Dhoni has some brilliant records in his ODI career. There are many records that he has under his name. Below are some of the prominent MS Dhoni ODI career records mentioned, check them out! 

  • He has the record of the highest number of dismissals in ODI. Dhoni has made 444 dismissals: 321 catches, and 123 stumpings.
  • He also records as one of the highest wicketkeeper batsmen to have above 300 catches in his ODI career record.  
  • Dhoni is the only captain who has captained the Indian team for 200 ODI matches.
  • Dhoni also holds the record of dismissing 6 players in a single ODI innings. 
  • Dhoni has the most number of not outs which is 83 in ODIs by any Indian wicketkeeper. 
  • He has the most number of runs in ODI as the Indian wicketkeeper batting at the 6th spot. 
  • He also holds the record for having the highest eighth-wicket partnership in Indian ODI cricket (Between Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar). 
  • He is in the 3rd position in the list of oldest batsmen that has scored 10000 runs in ODIs. 
  • Dhoni has recorded the highest number of runs as an Indian wicketkeeper in ODI innings, he scored 183* runs. 
  • Dhoni has won the most number of ODI matches for India under his captaincy. He has won 110 matches

What Record Did MS Dhoni Break?

1. Most dismissals by a wicket-keeper in ODIs: Dhoni has 414 dismissals (305 catches & 109 stumpings) but needs 69 more to surpass Kumar Sangakkara’s record.

2. Most catches in ODIs: Dhoni has 305 catches but needs 113 more to surpass Adam Gilchrist’s record.

3. Most T20I appearances: Dhoni has played 93 matches, aiming to surpass Shoaib Malik’s 103 matches.

4. Most ODIs as a wicket-keeper: He’s played 324 matches, aiming to surpass Kumar Sangakkara’s 360 matches.

5. Unique batting record: Dhoni is the only ODI wicket-keeper to score 10,000+ runs and average over 50, a unique achievement in cricket history.

What is The Unbeaten Record of MS Dhoni?

Many unbeaten records of Dhoni will remain unbeaten for a very long time in Indian cricket. Some of his unbeaten records are mentioned below:

1. Dhoni is the only Indian captain to win all three ICC Trophies: T20 World Cup in 2007, ODI World Cup in 2011, and Champions Trophy in 2013.

2. He holds the record for the fastest stumping in cricket by any Indian. His stumpings were in 0.08 seconds.

3. He has the most stumpings in international cricket, he dismissed 195 players combining catches and stumpings.

4. He’s the only player to score half-centuries batting at positions 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.

5. Dhoni reached the number 1 spot in the ICC ODI rankings in just 42 innings.

6. He captained the most international matches (332) with a 53.61% winning rate.

7. Dhoni remained unbeaten 84 times in ODIs, the most by any player.

8. He holds the record for the most centuries in ODIs at number 7, scoring two centuries in that position.

9. Dhoni has scored 229 sixes in his career which is the highest by an international Indian wicketkeeper. 

10. Bowled nine times by playing as the Indian wicketkeeper in international matches.

How Many Records Does MS Dhoni Have?

Ms Dhoni has many records in each format ODIs, Test, and T20s. His ODI career records are remarkable and some of them are still unbeaten in Indian cricket. Though, we don’t have a count on his record number as there are many. But some of his prominent records are mentioned above.

Ms Dhoni’s Achievement/Honours

Below are a few of the most honorable awards that have been given to the greatest Mahindra Singh Dhoni.

  • In 2008, Dhoni was awarded the Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna award.
  • In 2009, he was honored with Padma Shri.
  • In 2018, Dhoni was facilitated with the ICC People’s Choice Award.
  • In 2013, he was given the prestigious Padma Bhushan.


Ms Dhoni has the most glorious ODI Career records in Indian cricket history. Nobody has ever come close to the greatness of Ms Dhoni and we hope it stays like that. Also, some of his records and achievements will remain unbeaten for a very long time in Indian cricket history.

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